I will have to pat myself on the back for this meal, AND even my husband thought it was delicious! Seriously, he never gives me this good of props on a meal. The only comment he made was adding more cheese throughout the pepper. I am still using up my latest great buy on the large bag of peppers from the Farmer’s Market from a few weeks ago. I could definitely do this recipe a few more times because it was so yummy!
Here are my beautiful colored peppers!
Bell peppers contain only 30 calories and pack on a ton of nutrients! Each color of bell peppers provide different nutrients.
Red bell pepper have higher amounts of vitamin C (providing over 450% of the Daily Value). Bell peppers provide a great amount of vitamin B6, vitamin E, fiber, and vitamin A and a variety of other carotenoids. Since red bell peppers are higher in some nutrients they are helpful for the skin and immunity.
I started with sautéing my leftover pepper, celery and small tomato from the other nights Buffalo Chicken Pizza!
Next I added some onion and garlic. Boy, the house smelled glorious as Frank the Tank would say (sorry, I couldn’t resist a good Old School quote, bahhahh). My upstairs even smelled wonderful!
Bring on the oregano! I never really use fresh oregano but now I love it! I think it is kind of pretty! Fresh herbs are also loaded with nutrients that are beneficial for immunity. This dish is just perfect for flu season. My flu-fighting peppers, hooray!
Love, love that fresh herbs FINALLY come in small packages, thank you Mariposa Farms! Did you know this is a local product from Grinnell, Iowa! Place pepper in pan. I used a bread loaf pan so they would stay upright.
Add cooked sausage and beef.
Add 1 cup spaghetti sauce.
Stuff pepper with filling and top with cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Here they are all done!
I had some leftover whole wheat cheesy garlic bread that I made using frozen whole wheat dough from the freezer section at the store. This bread needed to be brought back to life, so . . .
I grilled it in my grill pan with some olive oil!
Then I dusted the bread in Parmesan cheese. It reminded my of Pizza Hut greasy breadsticks. My family loved ‘em!
Stuffed Cheesy Peppers
4 bell peppers, cut and seeded
1/2 cup bell peppers, diced
1/4 cup tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 tbsp garlic, diced
1 tbsp oregano
1/2 pound hamburger, cooked
1/4 pound sausage, cooked
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Sautee diced bell peppers, tomatoes, celery, onion and garlic in a pan with olive oil. Add oregano and cook for 2 minutes. Add meat and sauce and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Place mixture into large peppers and top with cheese Bake peppers for 20 to 25 minutes.